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Twist Ye Twine Ye
ID JSS0058
Title Twist Ye Twine Ye
Document Reference MS2726/43b
Format 246 x 152 mm
Medium pen & ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Fiddle music, Song, Walter Scott
Item Description The melody only, in Skinner's hand, of the song Twist ye twine Ye. 'Spinnin' Song' is to the left of the title, 'J. Scott Skinner' to the right. There are four staves of music, the tune on staves one and three. This version, where the melody is written in quavers, and in the key of F sharp minor, is probably Skinner's original, since when it was published it was in crotchets, as shown in JSS0057. Under the music Skinner wrote: 'See Sir Walter Scotts [sic] Miscellaneous poems and add words neatly in columns - '. Although not given here, the inside pages include a variation to the 'Bonnie Lass o' Bon Accord' - 'arr by Gavin Greig'. The variation starts in A minor, and ends in A major. The notes, in Skinner's hand, read: 'or should we finish [the variation] in the Minor??' (key). A further page reads: 'Mind its gaun a' ower the warld - [Remember that it - the music - is going all over the world] I have the printed 6 Verses by W[illia]m & will paste them under your M.S. when it comes - Peace proclaimed this day [the end of the Boer War, 1899 - 1902] and while Mr Ferguson [of Skinner's publishers Bayley and Ferguson] closes [finishes his business with?] with Mr. McHardy - gentle [illegible] after the batterin' Will --- are you at Preface?'
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Related Images MS2726/42, 42a
Relationships JSS0056, JSS0057
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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